DVD Player for Grandparents

Discussion in 'Playback Devices' started by Xander H, Oct 7, 2006.

  1. Xander H

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    Hey all, the DVD player my Grandparents had just crapped out and I'm looking for a new one. Trying to find the best single-disc DVD player I can find for about $100 bucks.

    They don't have an HD-TV, and their receiver is an old Harman/Kardon so they couldn't really handle one anyway.

    Just need something solid that will work for them without crapping out in 6 months. Anyone using a player now that sounds like it would fit? Or seen any out there that would work?

    Thanks for the help!
     
  2. Seth=L

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    Harman/Kardon has a player in that price range I believe.
     
  3. David Norman

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    Generally been partial to Sony and Panasonic DVD players with Pioneer a close 3rd. I don't think Denon has anything in that price range. I haven't had good luck with Toshiba or Philips products or cheapie no-name (APex, Cyberhome, or even Samsung).

    Sony 55 or 75 can be had for less than 3 digits.
     
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    Xander: make SURE to check out the player's remote!

    Not to stereotype older folks, but I didn't need a course in ergonomics to know that many of them will have problems using the many remotes out there with tiny/crappily labeled buttons all bunched together. And as far as just using the remote, for me Samsung's drive me nuts: their buttons for navigating a dvd are labeled differently than just about every other manufacturers' remote (why, I don't know).
     

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